About Astana


Some cities grow for centuries, others for millennia, and there are cities that can grow in a few decades. Such phenomena include the capital of Kazakhstan - Astana. Astana got the status of the capital in 1997, and for 20 years the city became the largest modern megalopolis, with developed infrastructure, transport network, social sphere. Astana became the face of the state and entered the list of 30 best cities in the world.

Today Astana is the center of the Eurasian space, accepting various forums, congresses and other events of international importance. In the capital, the Congresses of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the Astana Economic Forum and other internationally significant events are held on a regular basis.

In Astana, the historic OSCE Summit was held, the jubilee summits of SCO and OIC were held. The capital of the republic hosted participants and guests of the VII Winter Asian Games. In 2017, Astana hosted the international exhibition EXPO -2017, the 27th Congress of the World Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons and many other events. In 1999, at the initiative of UNESCO, the capital of Kazakhstan was awarded the title of City of Peace. A convenient location in the center of the Eurasian continent makes Astana an economically advantageous transport, communication and logistics center, a kind of Transit Bridge between Europe and Asia.